The Sims Freeplay- Holiday High-Rise Live Event

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Complete this brand new live event (starts 4th June) to unlock stunning new items to create the most amazing hotel suites and if you complete the whole event in the time limit you unlock the holiday condo! This event is only here for 9 days and the aim of it is to collect enough arts and crafts items from the arts and crafts stations (found in the event tab of buy mode) to unlock all the items in this event

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!

NOTE: if you did another Live Event then you will find your arts and crafts stations in your inventory (or in the house you left them at) you will only be able to use the candle ones until you unlock the other stations in this event

Can’t find your arts and crafts stations? Click on the craft station in your event tab to get the option to find your station, it will take you to the house where your stations can be found!

Want to skip the tasks list? Click here to head straight to the prizes!

Place a crafting station (find the candle station in the events tab of buy mode (or your inventory)- you can only buy 4)

Make some arts and crafts items (click on the candle station to make)- 23 seconds

This takes you to the prize progress tab (you can get to it by clicking on the hotel button in the corner of the screen) 

Here you will see you have collected enough items to unlock the Path of Discovery pack! When you unlock each pack, before the items are available in your home store you need to purchase them with the arts and crafts items you make- this goal is coming up!

Restock a crafting station (when the stock runs out you will have to restock before you can make anymore arts and crafts items)- You can restock instantly for 18 uses for 10SP or restock for 2 uses which will take 10 seconds this time

Buy the Path of Discovery pack (click on the hotel event button, scroll down and click purchase- this will cost you 50 candles)

Use a coin flower patch (buy the coin flower patch from the event tab and select the spin plant option)

Check the daily goals (click on the drinks event button and find the daily goals tab- claim the ones you can!)

Remember to claim your rewards each day! 

Collect bonuses (while collecting after a certain amount of time you will see the arts and crafts item appear above that sims head, click to collect the bonus item!)

Continue collecting arts and crafts items- this is the last step but the event is not over, keep collecting the arts and crafts to unlock everything!

If you want to speed up a collecting arts and crafts action it will cost you SPs, you will get the bonus arts and craft items as well if you speed it up!

Stuck on these tasks? Watch my video here:

Arts and Crafts Stations

Candle Station costs:

1st- Free
2nd- S2,000
3rd- S4,000
4th- S10,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 250 Candles- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 360 Candles- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 455 Candles- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 510 Candles- 8 hours 30 minutes

Pottery Station costs:

1st- S5,000
2nd- S7,500
3rd- S10,000
4th- S15,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 375 Pottery- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 540 Pottery- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 680 Pottery- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 765 Pottery- 8 hours 30 minutes

Jewelry Station costs:

1st- S7,500
2nd- S15,000
3rd- S20,000

(maximum of 3)

  • Collect 565 Jewelry- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 810 Jewelry- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1025 Jewelry- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1150 Jewelry- 8 hours 30 minutes

Glassware Station costs:

1st- S7,500
2nd- S25,000

(maximum of 2)

  • Collect 620 Glass- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 890 Glass- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1125 Glass- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect  1260 Glass- 8 hours 30 minutes


Each station (apart from the first candle one) comes with a stock of 7 which means you can use the station 7 times before it needs to be restocked (if you got your stations out of your inventory they will all need restocking first (apart from the first candle one) When you need to restock you will have two options:

  • Restock 18 uses which happens instantly but will cost you 10SP
  • Restock 9 uses which will take you 2 hours 30 minutes but will be free


  • if you store the station you will lose all the stock so when you place it again you will need to restock
  • if you cancel making something using a station you will lose that stock so if you had one stock left and then you cancelled that action you would need to restock before you can create anymore arts and crafts items

Your Progress:

Click the hotel event button in the top corner of your game to see your progress

Daily Goals

Check on the first tab every day because if you complete all the daily goals you will get additional constructor coins

NOTE: remember to click CLAIM once you have completed a daily goal to collect the reward and remember to claim your free constructor coins and free items each day!

Prize Progress

The prize progress is how far you have got on this event, the more arts and crafts items you make the more prizes you will unlock 

NOTE: the bar at the top of the personal progress tab shows you how close you are to unlocking an item, the more arts and crafts items you collect the more the bar will fill up. Once you have unlocked an item on the bar at the top you will be able to use the arts and crafts items you have collected and constructor coins to purchase that pack which you will then be able to find in the home store.


The first one of each is free then the prices can be found below

1.Path of Discovery– requires 50 candles to buy

Lobby Stone Tile (S600) Floors section

2.3 Constructor Coins

3.3 Constructor Coins

4.Escape Essentials- In the Spotlight and Bathroom Break

In the Spotlight– requires 750 candles and 5 constructor coins to buy

Black (S82,000) and Silver Spotlights (9LP) Lighting section

Bathroom Break– requires 2,200 candles and 10 constructor coins to buy

Black (S80,000) and White Toilet Partitions (2SP) Decorations section

5.Pottery Station

6.4 Constructor Coins

7.4 Constructor Coins

8.Beautiful Bathrooms- Sleek Shower and Towels and Sleek Sink and Soaps

Sleek Shower and Towels– requires 5,800 candles, 3,400 pottery and 35 constructor coins to buy

Black (S200,000) and Silver Corner Showers (18SP) Bathroom section

Tall Black (S73,000) and Silver Towel Racks (6SP) Decorations section

Sleek Sink and Soaps– requires 8,700 candles, 5,100 pottery and 55 constructor coins to buy

Sleek Black (S220,000) and White Sinks (25LP) Bathroom section

Oak (S65,000) and Pine Toiletries Trays (8LP) Decorations section

9.Jewelry Station

10.5 Constructor Coins

11.2 Social Points

12.5 Constructor Coins

13.A Place for Everything- Picture Perfect and Everything In Its Place

Picture Perfect– requires 7,660 pottery, 8,100 jewelry and 80 constructor coins to buy

Sleek Black (S150,000) and White Desks (12SP) Living Room section

Blue Rockpool (S80,000) and Sandy Conch Paintings (9LP) Decorations section

Bronze (S89,000) and Silver Tropical Vases (10LP) Decorations section

Everything In Its Place– requires 10,250 pottery, 11,000 jewelry and 110 constructor coins to buy

Oak (S90,000) and White Service Cupboards (7SP) Counter Tops section

Black (S120,000) and White Luggage Rack (15LP) Decorations section

Bronze (S98,000) and Silver Peace Lily (12LP) Decorations section

14.Glassware Station

15.7 Constructor Coins

16.2 Social Points

17.7 Constructor Coins

18.Destination: Relaxation- She Sips by Seashells and Let Go and Lounge

She Sips by Seashells– requires 13,000 pottery, 13,500 jewelry, 13,500 glassware and 135 constructor coins to buy

Oak (S92,000) and White Amenities Shelves (10LP) Counter Tops section

Sleek White (S260,000) and Beige Chairs (32LP) Living Room section

Moody Blue (S95,000) and Royal Gold Conch (11LP) Decorations section

Let Go and Lounge– requires 13,500 pottery, 14,500 jewelry, 14,500 glassware and 145 constructor coins to buy

Black (S252,000) and White Corner TVs (22SP) Electronics section

Sleek White (S192,000) and Beige Sofas (16SP) Living Room section

Sleek Black (S168,000) and White Coffee Tables (14SP) Living Room section

19.10 Constructor Coins

20.2 Social Points

21.10 Constructor Coins

22.Home Away From Home- Late Checkout and Vista Views

Late Checkout– requires 14,500 pottery, 15,500 jewelry, 15,500 glassware and 155 constructor coins to buy

Sleek Black (S322,000) and White Spas (30SP) Bathroom section

Sleek Oak (S245,000) and White Beds (22SP) Bedroom section

Sleek Gray (S77,000) and Beige Lamps (8LP) Lighting section

Dusty Gray Brick (S1,100) Walls section

Vista Views– requires 16,000 pottery, 17,000 jewelry, 17,000 glassware and 170 constructor coins to buy

Tall Black Glass (S90,000) Tall Double Black Glass (S120,000) and Black Panoramic Glass (S150,000) Windows section

Tall Silver Glass (12LP) Tall Double Silver Glass (9SP) and Silver Panoramic Glass (24LP) Windows section

Tall Walnut (S126,000) and Tall Oak Double Doors (15LP) Doors section

Short Black (S135,000) and Silver Sliding Doors (15LP) Doors section

Long Black (S165,000) and Silver Sliding Doors (15SP) Doors section

23.15 Constructor Coins

24.2 Social Points

25.15 Constructor Coins

26.Holiday Condo- you can only claim this pack if you have purchased all the other packs in this live event

Once you complete the live event and claim this pack you will find the Holiday Condo on the Sea Voyage Boat in Simtown. Your sims cannot live at the Condo but they can visit and stay there for a holiday, you can also completely edit the condo and even add more floors.

You also unlock the Silver Seafood Platter (S130,000) which can be found in the decorations section (I don’t think you get the first one free)

I love the idea of this, it is great we can edit the condo and it doesn’t take up a house lot but I am disappointed because most of the items in the condo are 1 star. In this event we unlock 1 star and 3 star of most items so why couldn’t we have had the more expensive 3 star items in the condo?

Watch my tour of the holiday condo here:

Constructor Coins

You earn constructor coins by:

Personal Progress prizes

Completing Daily Goals

Coin Plant Patches

Earning Constructor Coins? Previously on these events I used social points on the Mega Spin Plant to win constructor points. I earn social points by completing the cooking hobby and earning LP, I can then turn the LP into SP using the social point plant on a normal garden patch- this was when it cost 5LP- the social point plant now costs 20LP so you may want to try the option below first instead:

Or you can use 450 candles for the Spin Plant (a good way to use up any spare candles) which will also earn you constructor coins but the amounts are less than they are from the Mega Spin Plant

What is the minimum and maximum amount of coins you can earn on the mega spin plant? The minimum is 10 and the maximum is 500

Now on the coin flower patch you can see the chances of getting the different combinations on each spin plant, click on the green i button to see:

Laura Craft? You may have noticed at the front of one of your houses there is a board with a bubble of a person holding arts and crafts items above it, this is Laura Craft, you can buy her for real money to help you complete the event. When you buy her, you select the item you want her to make from the options: 200 candles,  300 pottery, 450 jewelry or 500 glassware (the amounts seem to differ for most of you and I have no idea why that is!) (you will unlock all the options once you have unlocked all the stations) and you will be able to collect them after 2 hours.

Do I think she is worth it? They have improved Laura Craft a lot since the first event (although it would be great if she made constructor coins) she used to be able to collect every 8 hours, they have now changed this to 2 hours so she is more useful now so if you are struggling then you may want to splash out and give her a try but remember you will only get her for this event, you will have to buy her again to use her for a live event in the future. I personally don’t ever buy her, if I don’t manage to earn enough items or coins in the time limit I just wait until the next time the event is available!

If I brought Laura Craft in the last event do I get her for free or do I have to buy her again? You have to buy her again for this event.

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!

If I don’t complete this event this time will I have to start from the beginning when it returns? No, you will start from where you got to this time!

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29 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Holiday High-Rise Live Event

  1. What about the new hair seen in their Twitter post? When would those be available to get?

  2. Urgh so disappointing to see that we’re back to half the prizes costing SP/LP. One of the things I really liked about the Wedding Presents event was that all the prizes cost simoleons. *sigh* Should have known that was too good to last!

  3. Thank you for the info! You rock! Is anyone else getting tired of the same old arts and crafts?? They need to change it up to something different. Also, I rarely complete these quests on the first time, way too much!

  4. Great post! For the 1-star items, I’m just going to say that its vacation, and you can take longer on vacation 🙂

  5. I miss when you gave us a total of all the items we had to collect on the quest. Can you go back to having that?

  6. I have a question about the current live event and live events in the future. When you collect bonuses do you HAVE to collect them before your sim gets finished with completing a set of candles (ex. 2 hours 30 mins for 250 candles) Or is it included when the sim finishes?

    • Yes you have to collect the bonuses before your sim finishes otherwise you won’t get the bonus but if you speed up the task with SP then you will get all the bonus amount too

  7. How often do these events return? Have any of them actually ever returned? I have two more packs to unlock before unlocking the condo and I’ll have to spend $99.99 just to be able to complete the event. Totally not worth it!

  8. I’ve had my Sims Freeplay game for a few months but I didn’t get to start this event until today, and I only have 30 hours to complete it. Why is this?

  9. I love this blog, it’s my go to place for answers or simply to read other peoples thoughts on a particular SF issue. I scraped by and had to complete the event by using SPs, I’m bummed that I can’t move furniture on the patio’s because table and chairs would have been a nice option and I don’t care for the table with radio plonked right in the middle of my back patio. I did add another level and tried to place a sunken spa but it wouldn’t let me but if I can’t move the patio furniture I can’t place it on the ground floor? It does work because I tried it on my high rises in the city? Frustrating, there should be more design options after ploughing through all the event. Grrrrr don’t get me started on the adverts and Osiris ending my actions early.

  10. Hi GWGs, my questions is this … I completed this event and the last one, Poolside Paradise.
    My problem is that I had trouble with my tablets memory only a few days after winning the Holiday High Rise and when I downloaded my game from the cloud again I’ve lost ten weeks, (the last time I saved to the cloud) including both my wins.
    I’ve written to FMs but they haven’t got back to me? Will I get the chance to play these again or is that it?
    Is there any way that you know of as an experienced player that I can fix the problem myself?
    I’ve since replaced my SD card and I’ve got plenty of memory on it.
    From now on I’m going to make a point of saving my game after every win …
    Hoping you’ve had a good holiday,
    thank’s in advance MJ

    • Oh I know exactly what this is like, a few years ago one of my games crashed and I lost the whole thing! Firemonkeys were never able to recover mine but I would recommend contacting them again if they still haven’t got back to you yet to see if they can do anything or at least give you the items back that you have now lost, unfortunately there isn’t anything you can do about this yourself.
      Sorry I couldn’t be more help but I really hope they can fix this for you!

  11. I stopped playing sims for a while and came back so I’m not sure if things have changed but I thought you used to be able to buy prizes after the event ended? For this event I went to sleep that night before it ended and had sims collecting arts and crafts and the amount would have unlocked the next prize but when i woke up in the morning I just got the notification that the event ended and they converted everything from the event to simoleons

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